15 Predictions in History That Came True

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The Internet (1898)

No, it wasn’t Al Gore who invented the internet. But the first person to dream about the possibilities of a globally connected community is just as surprising.

Mark Twain imagined such a future in his 1898 short story “From the ‘London Times’ of 1904,” where he introduced readers to something called a “telelectroscope” that used the phone system to create a worldwide network for sharing information.

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